Monday, February 22, 2010

Magnitude 4.7 Quake Hits Haiti

Haiti was rattled this morning by a magnitude 4.7 earthquake.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered about 20 miles of the devastated capital, Port-au-Prince.
It struck just after 4:30 in the morning local time at a depth of slightly more than six miles. Today's temblor comes just one day after Haitian President Rene Preval provided an updated death toll from the January 12th earthquake that rocked the Caribbean island nation.

Preval told a meeting of Latin American and Caribbean leaders in Mexico that more than 200-thousand bodies have already been pulled from the streets of Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas.
He estimated that by the time all the bodies still trapped under the rubble are counted, the death toll could reach 300-thousand people.

(Copyright 2010 by VERTEXNews/Newsroom Solutions)


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